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EDIE YVONNE

RGM INTRODUCING – WE INTERVIEW EDIE YVONNE WHAT HAPPENED?

Hiya Edie, thanks for joining us in the virtual RGM lounge today, grab a brew and take a seat.

What made you decide that music is a thing for you?

EY: I have been singing and performing since I was tiny. In 2018 Kristin Kontrol invited a group of kids to perform with her and other female rock legends at Girl School music festival at the former Bootleg theater organized by producer Anna Bulbrook. I sang Fade Into You. That night was exceptional, inspiring, and changed my life! From that moement on, I knew this is what I wanted to do.

Introduce us to you all and your musical history.

EY: I did musical theater at YADA (Youth Academy of Dramatic Arts) starting when I was 3. When the shows were no longer live and pivoted to online during Covid I found myself performing Les Miserables on Zoom and turned to writing my own music on my guitar and keyboard in my room. I started recording and releasing a single per month since then. Now I have the song writing and recording bug and cannot stop.

What was life like for you before music?

EY: I don’t remember life before music. My Abuela is a Nicaraguan opera singer and we have sang together since I was a baby. 

What was the first song you heard that steered you into a music path?

EY: When I was little I used to sing Lykke Li’s “I Follow Rivers” with a microphone at home.

Where do you feel you currently sit within the music industry?

EY: I am only just beginning – just starting out on this journey and writing, recording, and releasing dream-pop, teen-pop music independently. I hope this is what I get to do write, record and perform for a life time.

What’s the biggest thing you have learned from someone else in the industry?

EY: To trust yourself, stay true to your instincts and your sound.

Tell us Two truths and a lie about you.

EY: I watch Vanderpump Rules on repeat. I collect contemporary art. I rescued 3 pit bulls.

If you could wish for one thing to aid your career what would it be?

EY: To collaborate with some musical heroes and heroines.

Do you ever worry about people taking things the wrong way or cancel culture? Discuss….

EY: I am a very sensitive and empathetic person. Cultural sensitivity, care, and compassion are at the core of who I am. I don’t think you can worry about that, only be the best person you can and do your best to contribute creatively and conscientiously.

What was the worst experience on stage?

EY: The first time I performed live I couldn’t hear myself and the sound balance was off. It is a learning process.

Tell us something about you that you think people would be surprised about.

EY: I’m a huge Rihanna fan!

What are the next steps you plan to take as a band to reach the next level?

EY: So far, doing more and more live performances, getting reps in and more comfortable together on stage. 

Whats your thoughts on Elon Musks contribution to the world?

EY: Oh Lord. Ecological consciousness is paramount for my generation. I am all about attending to life on earth at this point. I’m fascinated by the cosmos but not trying to go to Mars.

I hear you have a new music, what can you tell us about it.

EY: I have an EP titles “#Covers” coming out on May 3rd including Fade Into You by Mazzy Star, a No Doubt cover of Sometimes, and the Blind Melon cover I did with Douglas Boehm of No Rain.

What was the recording process like? 

EY: My producing team Cormac Liotta and Nicky Swedin have a real short hand now working together but we try to get enough takes and approach the song differently each time until we feel there is a balance between the values and vibes of the original and making sure there are enough Edie-isms represented in the track.

What was the biggest learning curve in writing the new tunes?

EY: Focusing on covers this month has been interesting and trying to make something your own while staying true to an iconic song is the challenge.

Is there anything else you would like to share with the world?

EY: Thank you for all of the incredible support! I am so deeply grateful.

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